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Shirley Avenue




BD19 4NA


Reception: Autumn 1 Curriculum


Autumn 1: All About Me

Create A Spark

Each unit of work will begin with a stimulating activity to inspire curiosity and launch the unit.

Steps To Success

  • Friendship: Making new friendships
  • Resilience: Starting at school full-time.


We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and use the White Rose Maths Hub schemes of work.

National Curriculum Objectives covered throughout the first half of the Autumn term:

Shape, Space and Measure:

  • Recognise and name common 2-D shapes [for example, rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles]
  • Talk about time, related to parts of the day.


  • Number and place value – numbers to 5
    • Comparing quantities of identical objects
    • Comparing quantities of non-identical objects
  • Addition and subtraction – sorting into groups
    • Change within 5 (one more and one less)

Understanding The World

The World

Working scientifically:

  • I can use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  • I am engaged and curious.
  • I can perform simple tests.

EYFS Curriculum Objectives:

  • Knows some of the things that make them unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family.
  • Learns that they have similarities and differences that connect them to, and distinguish them from, others.
  • Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.


Key Bible Story: Noah’s Ark

Introduce the story of Noah and his Ark.  Explain the reasons for God telling Noah to build an ark and how others treated Noah.

Spiritual: What do we all believe?  What differences and similarities are there?

Moral: Being Good? What does this mean?

Social: Why should we work together?

Cultural: What different cultures do we know about?

  • Name some celebrations and talk about how these are celebrated
  • Talk about their experiences and feelings connected to celebrations or customs
  • Notice what happens and respond to questions about the meanings of religious celebrations

WE Schools

Introduce our focus to the children ‘WE create change’.


Children in Reception class follow Read Write Inc. for the majority of their Literacy lessons.

It will be supported by texts outside of these lessons, such as:

  • Titch, Pat Hutchins
  • Some dogs do, Jez Alborough
  • The Tiger who came to tea, Judith Kerr
  • The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Traditional tales
  • And others.

Communication & Language

EYFS curriculum objectives:

  • Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.
  • Maintains attention, concentrates and sits quietly during appropriate activity.
  • Responds to instructions involving a two-part sequence. Understands humour, e.g. nonsense rhymes, jokes.
  • Extends vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words.

Expressive Arts & Design


Exploring and using media and materials

  • Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances.
  • Explores the different sounds of instruments.
  • Explores what happens when they mix colours.

Being Imaginative

  • Create simple representations of events, people and objects.
  • Initiates new combinations of movement and gesture in order to express and respond to feelings, ideas and experiences.
  • Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.


EYFS curriculum objectives:

  • Completes a simple program on a computer.
  • Uses ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software


  • Practice listening skills
  • Find a space to work in
  • Balancing
  • Moving in different ways

Enrich Drivers

  • Experiences: No specific focus during this half term.
  • Preparedness for modern life & independence: Care for ourselves and develop independence.
  • Wellbeing: Looking after ourselves and starting in a new class.
  • Aspiration & Curiosity: Curiosity about different families and children

Let Your Light Shine

The unit will culminate with a piece of work designed to celebrate the pupils’ learning.